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Education News Archive - November 02, 2006

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GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - A fire that began in a chemistry lab destroyed a high school, leaving more than 1,000 students without a school building for the rest of the year. A teacher spotted the fire around 2 p.m.

By Brian J. Pedersen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 2--Teresa Shelby's son is doing much better in school these days, thanks to some racquetballs and beanbags.

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]